Frolov, A.V. 2004. New and little known species of the afrotropical dung beetle genus Sarophorus (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) and a phylogenetic analysis of the genus. Journal of Afrotropical Zoology, 1: 95-100.

New and little known species of the Afrotropical dung beetle genus Sarophorus (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) and a phylogenetic analysis of the genus

A.V. Frolov

Entomology Section, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Leuvensesteenweg 13, B-3080 Tervuren, Belgium.
Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya Emb. 1, 199034 Saint Petersburg, Russia; e-mail: afrolov@zin.ru

Abstract. A new species, Sarophorus angolensis sp. n., is described from Angola. New data on the rarely collected species S. bidentatus Frolov & Scholtz, S. carinatus Frolov & Scholtz, and S. nitidus Frolov & Scholtz are given. Phylogenetic relation­ships of Sarophorus species are studied through cladistic analysis.